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How To Remove Front Door Panel 2007-13 Chevy Silverado 1500 Truck

Created on: 2013-09-30

Watch this video to learn how to replace your door panel. The experts at 1A Auto show you how to replace the inner door trim on your 07-13 Chevy Silverado or GMC Sierra.

  1. step 1 :Remove the door panel
    • Use a flat blade screwdriver to pry up and remove the panels behind the door pull, door handle, on top of the door pull handle, and the triangular panel up at the top of the door panel.
    • Unbolt the exposed 10 mm bolts with your socket and ratchet.
    • Pry up and disconnect the switch panel in the door pull.
    • Remove the door lock by prying out the clip securing it at its base.
    • Using firm and even movements, remove the door panel from the door by pulling on the edges.
    • Disconnect the door latch cable using your needle nose pliers.
  2. step 2 :Install the door panel
    • Connect the door latch cable and thread the wiring harness connection through the switch panel gap.
    • Line the door panel up with the door and clip it into place.
    • Connect the wiring harness up to the power switch panel and clip that panel back into the door pull.
    • Bolt the door panel to the door with your 10 mm socket and ratchet.
    • Clip all the little service panels back into place.

Tools needed

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

    10mm Socket


    Needle nose pliers

Brought to you by 1AAuto.com, your source for quality replacement parts and the best service on the internet. Hi, I'm Mike from 1A Auto. I hope this how-to video helps you out, and next time you need parts for your vehicle think of 1AAuto.com. Thanks. In this video we're going to show you how to remove the door panel on this 2011 Chevy Silverado 1500. We're going to show you the driver's side, but the passenger side's pretty much the same except for a few extra harnesses on the driver's side.

The tools that you'll need for this is a flat blade screwdriver, a 10mm socket and ratchet with an extension, and a pair of needle-nosed pliers. Using a flat blade screwdriver, you want to remove these three panels: the one behind the door handle, this door pull handle panel, and that triangular panel at the top there. Once those are removed you'll see there is three 10mm bolts here, and we'll just fast forward as he removes those. You just want to remove this little panel under this handle right here, so just pry that out with your flat blade. Now you just want to remove these two 10mm bolts right here. You want to pry up that switch panel and just disconnect these harnesses. It's just push in the tab on the top and pull back on them. For this lead there's a tab on the back of it. You just want to pry out that tab and then the clip will actually pull up and out.

Now pull your lock up and there's a little panel right here, just a little clip. You want to pry that out with the flat blade screwdriver. Once you pry that out you can just lift that right up and off. Now you can start prying off the door panel. Just reach behind it and give it a sharp pull to release those clips. You want to do this all the way around the panel. Once you do that you can just lift it off, and then you want to tilt it. Now if you go in behind the door panel here, you'll see this door handle cable down here. Using needle-nosed pliers just push the clip inward and you can pull that up and out. Now to reinstall your door panel, you want to make sure that these clips line up into those holes, and that those hooks line up into those slots right there. Now you want to take that door handle cable, put it back into its clip, pull back on it, and feed it into that little spot there.

Run all your harnesses up through where the door switch panel goes. You want to make sure that this lock tab goes up through the door panel. You want to line the door panel up on the window sill, and then once it's lined up, you can push in the clips all the way around. Take your lock, slide it back onto the tab there, and reapply that little square clip. We'll fast forward as he replaces the two 10mm bolts under this handle here, as well as the 10mm bolt behind the door handle. Now reconnect the harnesses to the door switch panel and push it down into place. We'll continue to fast forward as he replaces that pull handle and the two 10mm bolts that secure it. Now you just want to replace those four trim panels.

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